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Giant Dome Theatre at Museum of Science and Industry

Bring the family to the Museum of Science and Industry’s Giant Dome Theater to see two spectacular films, “Oceans: Our Blue Planet,” and “Tornado Alley,” through May 23 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Join “Storm Chasers” star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale-force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point-blank range.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes you on a global odyssey to discover the earth’s largest and least explored habitat. New ocean science and technology allows us to go further into the unknown than ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, the film reveals the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures. Dolphins leap for joy. The ingenious tusk fish uses a tool to open its food. Uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. You can walk there from our hotel! For tickets to see “Tornado Alley” and “Oceans: Our Blue Planet,” go online to and follow the prompts. The films are a separate fee from regular museum fees.

Make your Museum of Science and Industry experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.